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BMP ID: 8599
Title: Slimhole drilling can be used to reduce environmental impacts
Text: Coiled Tube and Slimhole Drilling: Slimhole driling is a method of reducing environmental impacts. This method creates less of a well-pad footprint and is quieter than conventional methods meaning its impact on willife and people is reduced.
Source Publication Name: Drilling Smarter: Using Directional Drilling to Reduce Oil and Gas Impacts in the Intermountain West
Citation Section: Appendix B: Emerging Technologies Compatible with Directional Drilling
Citation Page: 21
Supplemental Documents:  
Usage Type: Recommended
Timing: • Drilling
Oil / Gas Field:  
Surface Ownership: • Federal
• State
• Private
Mineral Ownership: • Federal
• State
• Private
Primary Contact: Biodiversity Conservation Alliance
P.O. Box 1512
Laramie, Wyoming  82073  United States
Phone:(307) 742-7978     Alt. Phone:
Alternate Contact:  
Categories: Wildlife
Land Surface Disturbance
Location: Western Region
Vegetation Types:
General Comments:
Cost-Benefit Analysis:
BMP Efficacy: "The new generation of smaller-diameter drilling bits developed for slimhole drilling are more durable, have increased penetration rates, and develop more power." pg 21
Date Entered: 2011-04-27 16:19 UTC
Last Updated: 2011-04-28 12:41 UTC